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03-09-2012

Clarkson University Grad Student Selected for NSF Program in Australia

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Clarkson University graduate student Shay Mailloux of Malone, N.Y., has been selected by the National Science Foundation to participate in the prestigious 2012 East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes.

Shay Mailloux (right) and her advisor, Evgeny Katz, the Milton Kerker Chaired Professor of Colloid Science.Mailloux, who is pursuing a Ph.D. in chemistry, is advised by Evgeny Katz, the Milton Kerker Chaired Professor of Colloid Science.

In June, Mailloux will travel to Canberra, Australia, to be hosted by the Australian Academy of Science for the eight-week research program.

The institutes provide U.S. graduate students in science and engineering with first-hand research experiences in Australia, China, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, Singapore or Taiwan.

The students also gain an introduction to the science, science policy, and scientific infrastructure of their respective location, as well as an orientation to the country’s society, culture and language.

The primary goals of the institutes are to introduce students to East Asia and Pacific science and engineering in the context of a research setting, and to help students initiate scientific relationships that will better enable future collaboration with foreign counterparts.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

Photo caption: Clarkson University graduate student Shay Mailloux has been invited by the Australian Academy of Science to participate in the 2012 East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes. Left to right: Mailloux (right) and her advisor, Evgeny Katz, the Milton Kerker Chaired Professor of Colloid Science.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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